john lennon recorded "instant karma" in one marathon 9 hour session 39 years ago today, january 27, 1970. it was released 10 days later, one of the fastest releases in rock history. it went on to become the 1st million selling (gold) single in america released by a beatle.
it was produced by phil spector and included george harrison on guitar. "instant karma" is one of three john lennon songs inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame's list of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.
while john lennon's artwork has been exhibited lately, it was, is, and will always be about the music!!
it still shines on...
for two different takes on john lennon, check out the documentary, "the u.s. vs. john lennon" (positive) and the book, "lennon in america: 1971-1980" (negative).